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talk about the role of government sometimes and how it works against business? do ceos have a role in talking about and defending capitalism and explaining it to people or is it something you purely do by example? >> guest: i think that we do. i mean, one of the most disturb statistics for me is that for the longest period of time -- you have to understand the history of the united states we started out really poor. we were backwater in the united states. and really as we embrace capitalism in the united states, our -- we had tens of millions of immigrants come over here to create a better life because they had more freedom. they had the freedom to enterprise. the freedom to start businesses. and for the longest period of time, well over 100 years, the united states was the freest nation in the world in terms of economic freedom knowles capitalistic nation in the world, without exception. and a short period a time ago just the year 2000, for example, the united states still ranked number three on the economic freedom index, and behind hong kong and singapore, so we weren't number o
and defending capitalism a as can you talk about a role of government sometimes and how it works against the business? thus ceos have a role in talking about and defending capitalism and explaining it to people or is it something that you purely due by example? >> i think we do to be one of the most disturbing statistics for me is you have to understand in the history of the united states we started out really poor. we were blackwater in the united states and as we embrace capitalism in the united states, which add tens of millions of immigrants come over here to create a better life for themselves because they had more freedom, more freedom to enterprise, they had the freedom to start businesses to bid for the longest period of time well over 100 years the united states was the freest nation in the world and economic freedom was the most capitalistic in the world without exception. in the shorter period of time ago it's the year 2000 for example the united states ranked number three on the economic freedom index behind hong kong and singapore. we were not number one but we were still nu
capitalism is. you talk about the role of government sometimes and how it works against business. d.c. has everyone talking about in defending capitalism the next painting it to people? or is it something you purely do by example? >> one of the most disturbing statistics for me is that for the longest period of time, you have to understand history of the united states started out really poor. we were a backwater for united states. really if they embraced capitalism in the united states, where tens of millions of immigrants come to create a better life because they had more freedom. they have the freedom to enterprise, to start businesses and for the longest period of time, the united states is the freest nation in the world in terms of economic freedom. a shorter period of time ago was the year 2000, for example, the united states still ranked number three in economic freedom index behind hong kong and singapore. so we went number one anymore, the worst of number three against pretty dynamic economies. over the last 13 years has now dropped to number 18. when people ask what's wrong with t
that too much government is bad. the government intervention is the problem. >> guest: hmm. interesting. >> host: but it's reasonable to interpret your book that way. right? one could say, conservatives, maybe even libertarian, wait a minute, this is what happens when government keeps tinkering and engineering, they trytake make us equal and as a result we end up hurting the very people we are were trying to help. this is what happens when government gets in the way. >> guest: yeah. it's not necessarily what i was trying get across. [laughter] >> host: but it's not -- >> guest: i think that the issue with that is who is running government? and who is -- for whose benefit? that's what ended up having with desegregation. the problem is the decisions were being made for the most part with a certain constituent tune si in mind and keeping dd constituency in explained keeping them happen and wasn't just they white middle class. we're trying to keep the black civil rights liberal who fought for desegregation happy, too, and there was that contingent in louisville fight for desegregation very
and one reviews said they interpreted the book too much government is bad and intervention is the problem. >> guest: really? that is interesting. [laughter] >> host: it is reasonable to interpret that way maybe even a libertarian. this is what happens when government tinkers with engineering. they tried to make us equal in the end up hurting the people this is what happens when government gets in the way. [laughter] >> but the issue with that is who is running government and for whose benefit? but decisions are made for the most part with a constituency in mind and keeping them happy. there is just this try to keep the black civil rights happy to a and there is that contingent very intensely all these years so for what works i listen to people talk about and i have an answer i spend a lot of time in really good schools that seem to be working and there is always something that is problematic why it is working so well. it is a hard question to answer and to except school choice and diversities of this is something that charter schools became interested in here in new york city for example,
to have strong and responsive as your book says that they interpret your book saying too much government, the government intervention as the problem. but it's reasonable to interpret your book that i. mehdi libertarian this is what happens when the keep tinkering and engineering they make it desegregated and make us equal and we end up hurting the people we were trying to help that's what happens when the government gets in the way. >> guest: it's not necessarily -- i think the issue is who is running the government and for whose benefit and that will end up happening with desegregation. the problem is the decisions are being made with for the most part a sort of a constituency in mind and keeping them happy. that wasn't just the white middle class by the way. there's also we are trying to keep the black civil rights liberal class who filed for segregation and others definitely that contingent in louisville fighting for desegregation, very intensely all these years as well and so yeah but in terms of what works, you know, i listened to lots of people every day talking and i don't have an
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